Laser Worlds: Kontides owns day but Thompson owns lead:
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico (May 16, 2016) – With qualifying complete at the Laser Standard Men’s World Championship, the top 56 sailors enjoyed two windy races, both dominated by Pavlos Kontides to raise the Cypress sailor to fifth overall. Defending champ Nick Thompson (GBR) holds a four point lead over Jean-Baptiste Bernaz (FRA) with four races remaining. Full report.
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The Transat: Conditions Taking a Toll:
(May 16, 2016; Day 15) – The arrival of IMOCA 60 skipper Paul Meilhat (SMA) and Multi50 runner-up Lalou Roucayrol (Arkema) in New York today, brings the total number of competitors to have successfully crossed the Atlantic in The Transat bakerly to nine. In the Class40 fleet, harsh Atlantic conditions are starting to take their toll on the 40ft keelboats and their gutsy skippers. As the finish line nears, the competitors are making daily repairs – no mean feat in the crashing Atlantic waves. Full report.
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